Autumnal Equinox Celebration
|Date: Sep. 21, 2013||Time: At sunset||Located at: Rooster Rock State Park or L.L. "Stub" Stewart State Park|
|Who is this for: Everyone||Cost: Free with $5 parking per vehicle fee|
Happy Autumnal Equinox! Jim Todd
On Saturday evening, September 21, OMSI, Rose City Astronomers and Vancouver Sidewalk Astronomers will celebrate the beginning of autumn with a free Star Party! Join us as we gaze at the heavens at Rooster Rock State Park and Stub Stewart State Park starting at 7:30 p.m. and is free with $5 parking per vehicle. From beginners to experts of all ages, visitors will have the opportunity to view the stars and other objects through a variety of telescopes. Viewing highlights includes Venus, Saturn, Moon and more! On the scheduled day of each OMSI Star Party, it is suggested that interested visitors call the OMSI Star Parties Hotline, (503) 797-4000 #3 then #5, or check the OMSI Star Parties web site http://www.omsi.edu/starparties for possible weather-related cancellations.
To reach Rooster Rock State Park, take I-84 east of the Sandy River at exit 25. The park is located 22 miles east of Portland.
To reach L.L. "Stub" Stewart State Park, take US-26 west of Portland and turn right on OR-47. The park is located 23 miles west of Portland.